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theScore's Jonah Birenbaum and Michael Bradburn break down the biggest storylines and hot topics in baseball.

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theScore's Jonah Birenbaum and Michael Bradburn break down the biggest storylines and hot topics in baseball.

    Buzz-ted again, Astros? / Down goes Beltran

    Buzz-ted again, Astros? / Down goes Beltran

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Did Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman wear electronic buzzing devices under their uniforms as part of the Astros' sign-stealing enterprise?
    - Will MLB launch another investigation into the Astros?
    - If found guilty, what kind of penalties could Altuve and Bregman expect?
    - Breaking down Carlos Beltran's ouster with the Mets

    • 22 min
    MLB hammers sign-stealing Astros / Twins snag Donaldson

    MLB hammers sign-stealing Astros / Twins snag Donaldson

    Topics in this edition (ft. roving co-host Brandon Wile) include:
    - Was the Astros' punishment for electronically stealing signs too harsh? Was it harsh enough?
    - What kind of discipline will the now-unemployed Alex Cora face?
    - Will the fallout have any league-wide consequences?
    - Should the Mets fire Carlos Beltran, who was implicated in the scandal?
    - With Josh Donaldson, are the Twins cruising to another division win?
    - Which Donaldson suitor was hurt the most? Braves? Dodgers? Nationals?

    • 38 min
    Finding Donaldson a home / Which superstar is getting traded?

    Finding Donaldson a home / Which superstar is getting traded?

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Where will Josh Donaldson sign?
    - Will he get the $110-million deal he's seeking?
    - Who is most likely to be dealt of Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor, and Kris Bryant?
    - How will baseball change this decade?
    - Is Marcus Semien worth $100 million?

    • 40 min
    Happy Ryu Year! / Should the Character Clause matter?

    Happy Ryu Year! / Should the Character Clause matter?

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Can the Blue Jays contend for a wild-card spot after signing Hyun-Jin Ryu?
    - Are the White Sox division favorites after adding Dallas Keuchel and Edwin Encarnacion?
    - Who finishes with more wins in 2020: the revamped White Sox or flailing Cubs?
    - Should the BBWAA take the character clause more seriously when considering who to elect into the Hall of Fame?

    • 40 min
    Cleveland dumps Kluber, MadBum rides to Arizona / What are the Dodgers doing?

    Cleveland dumps Kluber, MadBum rides to Arizona / What are the Dodgers doing?

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Why would Cleveland trade two-time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber to Texas for Delino DeShields Jr. and a relief pitching prospect?
    - Are the Diamondbacks a wild-card contender with Madison Bumgarner atop their rotation?
    - What would Jonah and Michael, respectively,l take "horse-town discounts" for?
    - Can the title-starved Dodgers - who missed out of top free agents Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, and Anthony Rendon - still salvage their offseason?

    • 35 min
    The Winter (Meetings) of Boras: Cole, Strasburg, and Rendon land mammoth deals

    The Winter (Meetings) of Boras: Cole, Strasburg, and Rendon land mammoth deals

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Does Gerrit Cole's record-breaking nine-year, $324M contract make the Yankees the World Series favorites?
    - Were the Nationals right to re-sign Stephen Strasburg instead of their star third baseman?
    - What do the Angels still have to do after signing Anthony Rendon to a seven-year, $245M deal?
    - Can the Mets find roles for all their pitchers after signing Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha?
    - Five-time All-Star Adam Jones takes his talents to Japan

    • 38 min

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